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as the american freedom defense initiative. metro has to display the ad by monday afternoon. >>> new tonight at 11:00, a mistake that can't be hidden. the u.s. military spent millions developing a new camouflage uniform for troops in afghanistan. too bad they didn't conceal the troops. james has more. >> in a case of trying to be good enough for everything, but not being good enough for anything. cost the army millions of dollars and put our soldiers at risk. >> the idea was to develop a camouflage pattern that could be used in multiple environments. urban environment, devert environment, and so on. >> phillip is with the washington guardian. awarded the army their hammer award. >> $6 million on development to the uniforms. >> with the wars in afghanistan and iraq, the army replaced the familiar green and brown fatigues with a lighter tan and brown pattern better suited to desert environments. but as the army soon learned, not all deserts are the same. >> the uniform was much more effective in iraq than it was in afghanistan. >> forcing the army to spend millions of dollars to come up with
matter. after the sentence was handed down, both the prosecution and defense spoke before a swarm of media. first we're going to hear from prosecutor joseph mc mcgeddedin. >> i believe the sentence was a wise one. the harm he caused and the need to remove him from society. the victims' statements were a vivid reminder of the defendant's brutal crimes. frankly the defendant's behavior and statements today were consistent with the behavior throughout the period of time covered by the trial. that he displayed deservians, narcissism, a lack of feeling for the pain he caused others, and to the end an unwillingness to accept responsibility. >> we're going to challenge the fact we needed more time to prepare adequately jerry's defense. we needed more time to go through that information, to develop further investigative needs, and we simply ran out of time. we had to cut off our investigation to get ready to go to trial. we were literally preparing the night before each day with material that in some cases came in within days of the trial starting. >> reporter: again defense attorney joe
>> pelley: tonight, the defense secretary warns of new attacks and destructive as pearl harbor and 9/11. >> they could contaminate the water supply in major cities. >> pelley: david martin on the threat of cyber warfare. did the vice president get it wrong about the deadly attack in libya? >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >> pelley: reports from jan crawford and nancy cordes. los angeles makes space for a spacecraft as "endeavour" lands in its new home. bill whitaker is there. and steve hartman "on the road." they were separated at birth. now they're together till death do they part. >> reporter: so you think this was meant to be? >> absolutely. match made in heaven. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the united states is facing an attack threat equivalent to 9/11, an attack that would be carried out by computer. that was the stark warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he described a cyber pearl harbor in which attackers could take over computers that control the transportation system or a u
rights. and we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does, when we equivocate on our values, when we show that we're fighting our own defense it makes us more weak. it projects weakness, and when we look weak our adversaries are much more willing to test us-- >> with all drew respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> and why is that so? >> not a single thing he said is rack rat. >> first of all,-- >> be specific. >> i will be very specific. number one, this lecture on embassy security. the congressman here cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for, number one. so much for the embassy security piece. number two, governor romney before he knew the facts before he even knew that our ambassador was killed, he was out naiking a political statement which was panned by the media around the world. and this talk about this-- this weakness. i don't understand what my friend's talking about here. we-- this is a president who has gone out and done everything he has said he was going to do. this is a guy who has repaired our allianc
:00 this afternoon. a judge ruled on friday that metro needs to display the american freedom defense initiatives ads equating muslims with savages. metro had asked the group to wait, because of the tense situation in the middle east. the ads will be posted at the tacoma, glenmont, u street and georgia avenue stations. >>> well, just moments ago, mitt romney wrapped up what is being called a major foreign policy speech in virginia. he spoke to cadets at the virginia military institute in lexington, and the republican presidential nominee says the risk of conflict in the middle east is higher today than it was when president obama took office. >> hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut and we have no trade agenda to speak of, and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity. >> virginia governor bob mcdonald introduced romney to the crowd. he spoke mainly about the impact of mandatory defense cuts in virginia, if c
actually talked to his attorney during the hearing. defense attorney daniel king said even four months into the case, as he put it, we have not begun to understand the nature and depth of mr. holmes' mental illness. this is the second time the defense has referred to holmes' mental illness, but there was no suggestion that would be his defense. for that, he would need a psychiatric evaluation that could take six months. and now there is concern from both prosecution and the defense about the well-being of witnesses, including dr. lynne fenton, the psychiatrist holmes saw when he was a student at the university of colorado. because her name has been made public, including her appearance at a hearing in august, prosecutors say she hasn't been able to live at home. this investigation has already generated close to 20,000 documents, but witnesses are still being interviewed and evidence analyzed and the case could reach an extraordinary tens to hundreds of thousands more documents. both sides say they're going to need a lot more time to deal with all of this information. the judge will dec
at the virginia military institute where he promised to strengthen america's defense. he says president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it is clear that the risk of conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> polls show voters favor president obama when it comes to foreign policy. he is campaigning in california today. that's where he dedicated a national monument to latino labor leader, cesar chavez. >> he believes when a worker is treated fairly and humanely by their employer, that adds meaning to the values this country was founded upon. >> president obama and mitt romney face off again next tuesday in the second of three debates. >>> and in virginia's u.s. senate race, tonight former governors, george allen and tim kaine, will square off in a debate sponsored by the aarp of virginia and the league of women voters. that gets going in just under an hour, 8:00, right down in richmond. you can watch it live on our website, wusa9.com. >>> you may have noticed these controversial ads up in the metro stations today. critics say th
. >> defend racism. >> reporter: while this woman, an egyptian born journalist may have taken her defense a little too far, some say this ad could spark more than spray paint. >> i have been many acts of vandalism and violence against muslims, and these happen because of the hate speech and intolerance against american muslims, and we believe that these kind of ads promote these sentiments against american islam and peaceful resolutions to conflict. >> not surprisingly, gellar has the opposite view. >> my ad is a love speech, not hate speech and we have to be able to talk about it. >> reporter: some say the ad implies all muslims are savages. a counter is being planned. anita? >> thank you, debra. we want to welcome you to wusa 9. if you have any story ideas, you can send her a tweet or find us at wusa9.com. >> looking forward to hearing from you. >> looking forward to working with you guys. >> let me add my welcome as well. >>> meantime the washington nationals didn't have it so good. they blew an opportunity to take a two-game lead over the defending champs. we're here with more on ever
defense of his innocence, but the judge has the final word. armen keteyian on the sentencing of the former penn state coach. elizabeth palmer takes us inside the compound in libya where the u.s. ambassador died, in his own bedroom. and byron pitts with angels in overalls. >> reporter: how do you see these women? are they girlfriends? neighbors? >> they're my heroes! (laughs) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. as of today we are down to the final four weeks of the presidential campaign. the focus is narrowing, not just to the nine battleground states but to one in particular-- ohio, which could tip the balance on election night. first the big picture. nationally, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. that spread is within the margin of error, so it's essentially a tie. in ohio, new polling today shows this: pollster a.r.g. has romney up by one point, 48% to 47%. but a cnn poll has the president up by four, 51% to 47%. either way, it's an improvement for romney who was falling well behi
not give his legal team adequate time to mount a defense. he's expected to say much of the same when he speaks in court tuesday. >> he wants to let everybody know that he still maintains his innocence and that he's going to fight for a new trial. >> reporter: but sandusky won't be the only voice in court. several of sandusky's victims are expected to make statements at his sentencing hearing, including the young man known as victim number five. >> my client knows what happened in that shower back in 2001. >> reporter: sandusky faces a maximum of 442 years in prison and is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars. he says he plans to appeal. randall pinkston, cbs news, bellefonte, pennsylvania. >>> coming up, an update on the meningitis outbreak. it may have claimed another life overnight as the number of potential victims grows to thousands. >>> and later, free fall record. an extreme sky driver gets set for a 23-mile-high leap. crazy, huh? this is the "morning news." u. that's why i'm knocking things off my to-do list. vitamin d, done! hand sanitizer, done! hey, eric! i'm her
day again the rest of his life. >> sandusky and his defense team promised an appeal. they are inassistant that they were not given sufficient time to prepare for the trial. as of right now, he won't even come up for parole until the age of 98. live from bellefonte, pennsylvania, andrea mccarren, 9news. back to you. >> from beginning to end, this was and is a devastating case. thank you. anita. >> each of sandusky's victims will heal differently. but mark says confronting your abuser can help. bruce leshan says a local survivor of child sexual abuse himself. >> you're a rapist and a sodomist and a rapist to children. everybody in this neighborhood should know about you because you are a predator. >> six years ago, mark confronted the priest who abused him. >> you raped my son when he was nine years old. >> you're a liar. >> you admitted it. >> i did not abuse all of them. >> forced masturbation and oral rape and you know, had the instincts stripped from me to seek help. >> confronting his abuser was empowering. >> i was not shocked by jerry sandusky's transf
time adequate time to mount a defense. he's also accusing one of his victims of essentially making the whole thing up. >> a young man who is dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. >> reporter: about six of sandusky's victims are expected to testify or exe in court today at the -- or speak in court today at the sentencing. he's facing a minimum of ten years, a maximum of 400 years in prison. even his own attorneys are expecting a very harsh sentence. i'll let you know what they think their best case scenario is for their client coming up in half an hour at 6:30. >> kristin fisher reporting live from our satellite center. >>> we have encouraging news about redskins quarterback robert griffin iii. coach shanahan is optimistic he will play sunday against minnesota despite suffering a concussion. griffin took a hit that shook the redskins nation. knocked out of the game in the third quarter of sunday's lo
ruled the transit agency has to display the american freedom defense initiative's ad. metro asked the group to hold off because of the tense situation in the middle east. those ads are being posted at takoma, and georgia avenue stations. >>> there is new focus on the highly contested u.s. senate race in the battleground state of virginia. the virginia aarp and league of women voters are sponsoring a debate tonight between former governor's george allen and tim kaine. they both want jim webb senate seat in virginia. webb is not seeking reelection. that debate is at 8:00 in richmond and you can watch it live at wusa9.com. >>> be sure to join me tonight at 7:00 for 9news. i have the story of a three- week old kitten that caused a commotion there when it decided to hitch a road under the hood of a guy's car. >> we'll see you at 7:00. but still ahead in this half hour, a new report finds serious lapses among tsa agents. at one of the nation's largest airports. the details ahead. top. >> well, it is more like november than october. here's the reason why. 17 degrees below average. 55 a
legal team adequate time to mount a defense. he also accuses one of his victims of essentially making the whole thing up. >> a young man who is dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. >> reporter: about six of sandusky's victims are expected to speak at today's sentencing. he is facing a minimum of ten years and a maximum of 4 years in prison. his attorneys say that they are expecting a very harsh sentence. i'll let you know what they think the best case scenario for their client is coming up at 5:30. >> thanks, chris continue. kristin is live in the satellite center. you can hear more of sandusky's statement. you just go to our website wusa9.com. also, coming up later today, andrea mccarren is there at the court proceedings. she'll bring us live reaction after it's finished. >>> grief counselors will be available to students and staff today at woodson high school in fairfax, virginia. this after the bod
mistake you make on defense could lead for take run. every mistake you make on offense takes away a run. everything is magnified and you're talking about confidence going into game four, there's no carryover. once game three is over, there's no carry jove. you could say nationals have the -- carryover. you could say nationals have the momentum, but you don't know. that's why we're all here to watch. >> reporter: that's why we play the game, as they say. thank you guys. we appreciate your time and look forward to hearing you make another heroic call tonight. lesli, back to you. >> thank you, derek and friends. >>> both democrats and republicans are talking about last night's vice presidential debate, both campaigns hoping to seize momentum provided by vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan, but the debates threw new questions about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. we have usa politics editor paul singer. we were talking before the debate started and you were saying biden would have to defend foreign policy especially after loss of life in benghazi. >> yeah.
on the defensive for a week. this was exactly what they needed in my view. and the vice president knows that. look, respect haves have job descriptions. you be partisan. you be aggressive. that's what you are. you protect the boss. and he did that tonight. with regard to independents, moderates, undecideds out there, that sort of over top aggression may not what they're looking for? >> congressman more ran, what do you think? >> i i don't disagree with bob on that score. as bob knows, this is joe. he loves to engage in this. he loves to joust. you know, he was having fun; and, you know, his boss not so much, but i think that came out. but he enjoys this kind of thing, and i think he came across well. now, with represents that don't know him, don't know that's his personality, it might have turned them off a little bit. >> very quickly, did he make his case as the guy who helped the middle class? because that seemed to be his main point tonight. >> listen, that's sort of the democratic thrust. it's up to the boss to make that point, not necessarily the vice president. >> very quickly? >> i think he
the american freedom defense initiatives ads. metro has asked the group to hold off. the ads are being posted at the tacoma, glenmont, u street and georgia avenue stations. several civil rights organizations are planning counter-ads. >>> a former cincinnati bengals cheerleader who admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old will not go to jail. sarah jones taught at the school where that teen attends and she has since agreed never to apply for another teaching job again. jones walked out of the courtroom actually hand in hand with that teenager. she's now working as a legal secretary. >>> the washington nationals are preparing for their first home playoff game after taking one on the chin in st. louis. jordan zimmerman got the start yesterday despite being 0-5 against the cards in the regular season. his bad luck against st. louis continued in the post season. zimmerman only lasted three innings giving up seven hits and five runs. the nats shuffled out seven different pitchers. as a group they gave up 12 runs. the cardinals crushed the nats 12-4. the series is at one game a piece. >> they got a
to pbs, the obama administration chose satire as a defense. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> reporter: she didn't use sarcasm but even the first lady criticized mitt romney's plan. >> we all know good and well cutting sesame street is no way to balance the budget. >> reporter: his pledge to slash public broadcasting's funding is one of the ways he hopes to cut excessive funding and is taking exception to president obama using sarcasm to counter his plan. >> these are tough times with serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> reporter: it's a please sage president obama doesn't seem to be letting go of any time soon. i'll tell you who haven't liking this. pbs asked for the ads to be taken down. no word if it will be pulled any time soon. >>> we know at this point president obama struggled mightily in last week's debate. coming up, why it didn't have to be that way. anita? >>> jerry sandusky took their innocence, their courage in court has now taken away
this month arguing a defense claim that information in the case was leaked to the media in violation of the judge's gag order. >>> liver and lung problems are the causes of death for that baby panda cub at the national zoo. the female cub born september 16 and a week later zoo keepers heard distress calls from the mother mei xiang. they found the cub a short time later. mei xiang's behavior is now slowly returning to normal. later this morning, the national zoo officials are going to consult with their counterparts in china on whether or not to keep mei xiang and tian tian in the panda breeding program. >>> our time is now 4:39. we're in for a cool but nice friday. howard is back in two minutes with a look at the freeze which is expected to last right through the american. >> fewer americans are applying for unemployment benefits now. >> one airline announces plans to raise its fares. those stories and more coming up on your money first report at 4:41. >> your weather first right after this, too. keep it here. >>> it is 4:41 on this friday morning. grab a jacket. it's chilly in spots
. >> reporter: good morning. well the prosecution wanted three year sentence, the defense asked for an acquittal. the butler said he acted on behalf of the catholic church and the pope. he sawed i don't feel like a thief. the verdict was a foregone conclusion. paolo gabriele confessed but he was caught. the unanswered question is whether he acted alone. during his testimony the butler insisted he had no accomplices but in a statement to the vatican police he named half a dozen people including priests and cardinals who he said suggested he leak documents to an italian journalists. some 80 boxes were removed from paolo gabriele's apartment in vatican city. some documents bore pope benedict's own hand writing including the word destroy written in german. it revealed the secret workings of the vatican. >> the importance of this trial is the vatican showing it's taking a serious breach of trust, a serious crime, if you will, taking it very seriously. in the past there's been the idea anybody can get away with figure and that's clearly not the case. >> reporter: paolo gabriele said he acted to expose
. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyber space. defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet. but u.s. officials say several recent cyber attacks have been traced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran but in a speech last night described the cyber attack which occurred two months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were rendered useless and had to be replaced. >> reporter: the attack using a virus did not disrupt oil production built a couple of days later the virus struck again this time against the world's second largest producer of lie question if ied natural gas. >> the virus was probably the most destructive attack that the private-sector has see
effective. it does not add up. you cannot lower the tax rates by 20% plus increase defense spending, plus keep the bush tax cuts in place and not remove deductions that impact the middle class and still balance the budget. it doesn't work. >> the fact is, i wish we stuck to the economy, stuck to the price of gasoline. >> is this a concession. >> no. there's more ground to be gained by romney on the economy because the records -- >> he can't answer the question. what are the deductions he would get rid of. >> he doesn't need to answer that right now. you have a president who had every single democrat in the senate vote against his budget. to say romney has to be the bigger standard than obama. >> obama put up a plan. >> we have to end this here. you certainly make tonight more interesting. >> absolutely. the debate continues. nice to see both of you. >>> and we want to go now to an update i should say of that girl whose become a hero around the world. this 14-year-old girl shot by the pakistani taliban for speaking out against them. a source inside pakistan's intelligence community tells t
and a lot of sports fans mourning the loss of football great alex karras. the former defensive lineman for the detroit lions who later found success in his acting career died today. karras was noted for his role in the 1974 comedy classic blazing saddles and the abc sitcom webster. he was also a darned good commentator on monday night football as well. alex karras, 77 years old. >>> coming up a sack of gold nets more than just a bull. we'll show you how this young deer was set free up. >> next a surveillance video shows you just how lucky a young hit and run victim is to be alive. >> don't forget we're always on at www.wusa9.com. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> caught on tape, a pedestrian literally mowed down by a hit and run driver. somehow he lives to tell the tale. this is surveillance video from over the weekend in charlotte, north carolina. that's shawn lewis running across the street. check this out. >> oh, no. >> yeah. he flipped 10 feet in the air. that suv driver stopped, gets out, but seconds later he jumps back in and drives away. a little dazed, amazingly get up and
these alleged disgusting acts. sandusky and his defense team promised an appeal inassistant they were not given sufficient time to prepare for the trial. >> today, it will be jerry sandusky's rights and you'll say, waited wait a minute, i need more time. >> his words were no match of the gut wrenching testimony of four of his six victims. it will be inside me for ever. you said you were the tickle monster so you could touch my 11-year-old body. finally, he forced me to touch him. he called it horseplay. only later did i understand the sexual assault. i'm troubled by flashbacks of his naked body. one by one, they detailed the physical and emotional anguish inflicted by sandusky and the betrayal of the father figure they became to trust. >> beforehanding down the sentence, the judge addressed the victims directly. he said it's for your courage and not for the assault that you will be remembered. live from bellefonte, pennsylvania, i'm andrea mccarren, back to you. >> chilling testimony even now. andrea, thank you. jerry sandusky's refusal to admit guilt, we have seen this before and in fact,
institute he will strengthen america's defense as commander in chief. and that president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. the obama campaign is already pushing back with a new ad, highlighting some of romney's foreign policy missteps. >> even republican experts said romney's remarks were the worst possible reaction to what happened. >> it's clear the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. need help defending them. >> polls show voters favor obama. dedicating a national monument to latino labor leader, cesar chavez. >>> the league of women voters are sponsoring tonight's debate between george allen and tim kaine. they both want jim webb's senate seat. that debate is expected at 8:00. you can watch it live at wusa9.com. >>> the u.s. marine ban and corps color guard took part in a special columbus day celebration. marks the 150th anniversary of the national columbus memorial in front of union station. unveiled that statue in 1912. the national park service along with the national columbus celebration ass
's final months as secretary of state. top state department officials were on the defensive wednesday, the brutal assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi became fodder for a verbal fire fight on capitol hill. >> i'm going to tell you this thing smells. >> reporter: members of the house top investigative body accused the agency of denying necessary protection for diplomats. even the department's former security chief in libya, eric nordstrom claimed washington rejected requests for help. >> it was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. >> reporter: diplomatic security charlene lamb countered that assertion. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11. for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility, somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: patrick kennedy the highest ranking state department
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